Bochum vs FC Koln
Germany – Bundesliga
Date: Sunday, 18 September 2022
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
Bochum have always been one of the weakest teams in the German top flight, and this time around they are in absolute mess. They are possibly the worst in the league at the moment, and are huge underdogs against the in-form Koln.
Koln are in possession of the seventh spot at the moment, and they lost just once all through the campaign. This sole defeat came against the current toppers Union Berlin.
Moreover, they maintained an unbeaten record on the road so far this season, and it deserves to be mentioned that almost all of their fixtures away from home came against some of the toughest squads in the league.
In fact, their three road trips in the Bundesliga so far came against Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Leipzig.
Last time around, they secured a seventh-place finish, and thus managed to gain an entry into the Conference League.
Meanwhile, Bochum settled for a 13th place finish in the table, and they remained winless in 22 of their total 34 games through the stretch of the tournament.
And importantly, they are placed bottom-most in the table at present, and that too with a 100% losing record. They scored the least number of goals of all the teams in the competition, and let in the most as well.
Moreover, they have a poor h2h record against this foe over the years too.
Judging all these observations, expect a win for Koln this Sunday at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
Bochum vs FC Koln Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the past six encounters had goals from both teams.
- The latest match-up ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Koln recorded six of the former eight overall wins.
- It’s been nine years since the hosts won at this ground.
Bochum vs FC Koln Prediction & Analysis
Bochum are on a six-game losing streak, and they let in 18 goals in the process. They are also on a three-match losing streak in front of their home crowd, and they conceded 11 goals meanwhile.
On the other hand, Koln were unbeaten in 13 of their past 16 overall match-ups, and in the midst of this stretch, they went on two separate two-fixture winning streaks.
Moreover, they are on a nine-game unbeaten run, and in the process they went on separate three-match, as well as two-game winning streaks.
Considering these observations, expect a win for Koln this Sunday.
Tips for Bochum vs FC Koln
FC Koln to Win @ 2.25
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75
Correct Score: 3-0 FC Koln @ 21.00.